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EH Smith leads the way with Accident Plaster

EH Smith is the first builders merchant to stock Dr Weils Accident Plaster (First Aid For Tough Trades) Developed by entrepreneur and former Special Forces medic Hadrian Garner, Accident Plaster is a product that helps trades protect themselves against life threatening infections like Covid 19, Weils Disease and Sepsis while …

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Merritt & Fryers hits 85th milestone

Independent builders merchant Merritt & Fryers is celebrating 85 years of service to the professional trades in Skipton. Founded in 1935, the family-run timber, building, plumbing, hardware and decorators’ merchants is being run by its third generation and is still located among former mill buildings near the centre of Skipton. …

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Brett Martin cascades into Harry Potter author village

The Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater System from Brett Martin has been used on a new housing development in Tutshill, Gloucestershire, the village where Harry Potter author JK Rowling spent her childhood. The Birch Grove development in the Forest of Dean includes 45 new three, four and five-bedroom family homes. The …

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Williams dive into Poole

  Williams Trade Only Plumbing and Heating Supplies is opening its 39th branch, in Poole, Dorset, on Tuesday 1st December. Poole Branch Manager, Rob Arthurs, brings years of experience in the plumbing sector and aims for the branch is to be the first choice for heating and plumbing supplies for …

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Azpects adds sales support

Azpects Ltd has welcomed Sophie Wentworth to its Midlands sales team. She has worked in sales for the last 15 years across the heating and plumbing industry and will be focused on supporting suppliers and landscapers across the South-Central region, including Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire, as well as strengthening …

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Ibstock reopens Laybrook facility after investment

Brick maker Ibstock has restarted production at its Laybrook facility in West Sussex, following a significant investment programme. Laybrook reopened at the end of September, having received a multi-million pound investment to ensure it is well placed to meet increasing demand for bricks from across the construction supply chain. Laybrook  …

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Chandlers drives through new roofing branch

Chandlers Roofing Supplies has opened a new branch in Guildford, the largest of its kind in the region. The 17,500 sq foot flagship branch in Peasmarsh features a drive thru’ facility and a large yard and warehouse, capable of holding over 600 roofing products. This latest branch joins the newly …

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Timescales could scupper Green Homes Grant Scheme success, fears NIA

The National Insulation Association has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer today calling for the £2 billion Green Homes Grant Scheme to be extended due to its concern that the short timescales will limit the scheme’s success. The Green Homes Grant Scheme went live on 30th September and there are …

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Ibstock Concrete helps sports injury foundation

Ibstock Concrete has joined forces with Davidsons Homes to develop a new accommodation complex at the Matt Hampson Foundation Get Busy Living Centre in Leicestershire The Foundation’s Get Busy Living Centre in Leicestershire provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities to support individuals recovering from life changing sports injuries. The new accommodation will …

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Turnbulls boosts profits and sales

Hopkins group, parent company of independent builders and plumbers merchant Turnbull and Company in Lincolnshire has reported a rise in its turnover and pre-tax profits. The Sleaford-headquartered group saw turnover of £45.3m for the 12 months to 31 December 2019, up from £39.2m. Pre-tax profits rose from £1.9m to £1.95m …

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